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Conference highlights food, housing insecurity among CSU students

College students tend to have a lot on their plates, like homework, papers and exams. But, the one thing that many are missing on their plates may be the most important, and that's food. To try and help fix this problem as well as the issue of student homelessness, the California State University Chancellor's Office hosted the first statewide Food and Housing Security Conference this week, convening CSU staff, faculty, administrators and students to collaborate on the effort to provide stability to those insecure students.

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock dads talk parenting, priorities and making every moment count

Fathers of Turlock are taking it upon themselves to be the next generation of doting dads. Although everyone has their own parenting style, most have just one goal: raise their children to be the best that they can be.

June 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


eCademy Charter to see changes in coming years

While eCademy Charter School, the newest addition to the Turlock Unified School District, has only been open for four academic years, the school is revamping its program.

June 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Graduation rates continue to rise locally, statewide

Graduation rates around the state of California climbed for the sixth year in a row in 2015, and local school districts were no exception to the boosted success.

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


The Beauty Bar keeps Turlock smiling

Type of business: Salon/Spa

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock church offers free youth sports league

While many parents would like their kids to get outside and play this summer, sometimes the cost of recreational activities can put a wrench in that plan. The Turlock Church of Christ is offering a free youth sports league to help local families insure that their children are staying active, healthy and happy, all without financial strain.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


THS Math Club adds up wins at area competitions

The Turlock High School Math Club once again has a reason – or reasons – to celebrate. The club won big at the Modesto Junior College 43rd Dick Schaff Mathematics Superbowl on April 9, placing in the competition's individual, partner and team events.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Navy SEAL promotes alcohol and drug abuse prevention at Turlock seminar

Whether they hope to one day become a United States Navy SEAL or simply want to do their best in school, the Assyrian American Civic Club Youth Group now knows one thing: substance abuse will keep them from achieving their goals. Jason, a U.S. Navy Seal and speaker for Applied Performance Sciences, educated the group Sunday on the physiological effects of poor lifestyle choices and the specific ways in which these choices directly impact their ability to perform on the sports field, on the stage, in the classroom and, ultimately, in life.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continuing a family tradition: Local student vies for national rodeo title

For the Brazil family, rodeo isn't just a hobby – it's a way of life. Years after both Mandy Brazil and her husband, Jeff, competed individually in the National High School Finals Rodeo, their daughter, Londyn, will now continue the tradition as she prepares to travel to Lebanon, Tennessee for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair Unified proposed budget includes pay hikes, investments in tech

Denair Unified School District trustees signaled support Thursday night for a 2016-17 budget that includes small salary increases for all employees and one-time investments in technology and academic programs.

June 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Lifeguards perfect their skills at regional training

As pools around the valley begin to open for the summer, local lifeguards were able to perfect their life-saving skills Friday morning at the fifth annual California Park and Recreation Society's Aquatic Training for District Five lifeguards. Around 120 lifeguards gathered at the Johansen High School pool in Modesto to work on their ability to prevent and save swimmers from drowning, as well as their capability to work efficiently with emergency responders in crisis situations.

June 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pho 7 Anh provides diners with authentic cultured cuisine

Type of business: Vietnamese, Thai and Lao restaurant

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock boys’ lemonade stand fundraiser a success

When life handed their neighbors lemons, Wesley and Colvin Hamel took it upon themselves to make lemonade – and plenty of cash.

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Low survey return results in planning of second study for Turlock facilities

The Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission received results Wednesday from the Sports and Recreation Facilities Prioritization and Feasibility Study that was conducted in order to assess the opinions regarding the need and support for recreation facilities in Turlock.

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Harding Kids Camp offers summer fitness fun

School is out for the summer, and that means that kids now have a lot of free time on their hands. Fitness instructor Anthony Harding is hoping to make that free time count by offering a fun way for kids to stay active through Harding Kids Camp.

June 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


Denair superintendent to leave at school year’s end

In an emotional Denair Unified School District Board meeting Thursday night, Aaron Rosander announced that after over four years of service he will not be ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Three competing for county Superintendent seat

The 2018 midterm election this November will mark the end of an era for Stanislaus County's current Superintendent of Schools, and the race for ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Know Your Neighbor: Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest

Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest is the owner of Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy in downtown Turlock. She's married and has a 14-year-old stepson and 2-year-old toddler. Gabrielle ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock mom furious after teacher injures son

A Turlock mother has pulled her son out of his Medeiros Elementary preschool classroom for fear of his safety after a teacher dragged him across ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Elegant Bull celebrates 30th anniversary

Name of business: Elegant Bull

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock pair shares plant-based diet success

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wet weather postpones early irrigation season

An unexpected influx of wet weather this week has put a stop to Turlock Irrigation District's pre-planned early irrigation period.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


City Hall makes refugees feel at home

When Awad Al-krad arrived in his new home of Turlock 18 months ago, he was happy. His family was safe, away from Syria and the ...

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


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